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Javier Badillo is a Venezuelan-Canadian film director, writer and producer with a decade of experience in film, TV, and animation production. His short dramas and comedies have screened at the Cannes International Film Festival (Afternoon at Gudrun, 2013 and Legally Speaking, 2017), New York/Hoboken Int'l FF, Toronto Indie Film Festival (Rink Rats, 2014), and won broadcast time on PBS/New York public television (Faith and Conviction, 2012). He has produced feature films and TV series, premiering in top festivals, such as the Whistler Film Festival (Afterparty, 2013), and other international film platforms.A consummate filmmaker, Javier has a slate of feature scripts in various stages of development. Known as a collaborative actors' director and a hands-on, dynamic producer, Javier has lent his expertise on hundreds of feature films, shorts, music videos, commercials and corporate videos. With an early career stint as an animation artist on shows like "Ed, Edd n' Eddy" (AKA Cartoons/Cartoon Network) and "Atomic Betty" (Atomic Cartoons/Disney), Javier has started successful businesses in music, animation and film in Malaysia, China and Canada. He owns the film production company Spitshine Flicks, and co-owns the sound recording studio Tone Town Studios.Javier has been involved with the Vancouver Short Film Festival as their Programming Director since 2012. Previously, Javier moderated the meetings of the Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF) and was the first Regional Director for Raindance Vancouver, an international filmmaker's society.Javier speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French, and Portuguese (and dabbles in Malay and Mandarin). He holds diplomas in Film Production and Directing, Computer Studies, 3D Animation and Visual Effects, 2D Animation and Fine Arts. He sings in a rock band called Caracas in his spare time.